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June 19 - 25, 2017
Explore the Big Pacific with WETA Television!
Big Pacific
In this ambitious new special, researchers and cinematographers spotlight the Pacific Ocean's rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. Filmed in cinematic 4K, the miniseries examines an ocean that covers a third of the Earth's surface. 

Big Pacific premieres Wednesday, June 21 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Grantchester Season 3 Continues
Grantchester Season 3 Episode 2
The brand new third season of the popular mystery series starring James Norton and Robson Green continues on Masterpiece. This week a mysterious death and the unsettling appearance of a dead bird at the vicarage lead Sidney and Geordie down a dark path. Elsewhere, Leonard forges a bond with a woman close to the case, and Amanda and Sidney are in love — but can it continue?

Grantchester airs Sunday, June 25 at 9pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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A New Season of The Great British Baking Show Begins on TV 26
Great British Baking Show Season 4
Follow 12 amateur bakers in their quest to be named Britain's best. As judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges to test their skill and creativity, hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with them every step of the way. Join us as Season 4 kicks off with three back-to-back-to-back episodes.

The Great British Baking Show airs Friday, June 23 at 8:30pm on TV26 and WETA HD.

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR:
Thanks to our sponsor: Folger Shakespeare Library
Front Row Washington Presents the Jonathan Carney Trio
Front Row Washington: Jonathan Carney Trio
As part of our presentation of local musicians during our celebration of Classical WETA's 10th anniversary, this week's Front Row Washington presents a program by the Jonathan Carney Trio. The group's Dumbarton Concerts recital features pianist Ryo Yanagitani — the Washington-based Ryuji Ueno Foundation's artistic director — in a program that includes Brahms' Rhapsody in b minor, Op.79 No.1 and Trio in B Major, Schumann's Fantasiestücke for Cello and Piano and more. 

Front Row Washington airs Monday, June 19 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.

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Summer Learning Starts with a Book
Start With a Book
Read. Talk. Explore. At WETA's summer reading website, Start with a Book, you'll find 24 kid-friendly themes for you and your kids to dive into — dinosaurs, bugs, flight, planets and stars, our green world, inventors, detectives, explorers, and much more. Each theme includes dozens of carefully chosen fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, writing ideas, apps and websites to deepen a child's learning. You'll also find tips on reading aloud and building fluency skills. Sign up for our summer literacy text messages, in English or Spanish!

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The Great White Hope at 50: Making All D.C. a Stage
The Great White Hope at Arena, 1967 (George Mason University
On December 7, 1967, local theatre Arena Stage announced that it would be premiering Howard Sackler's play, The Great White Hope. At the time of its production, the play was almost completely unknown. No one would have imagined that 50 years later, the production of the now-Tony Award-winning show would go down in history as one of the most influential moments in shaping the political and cultural landscape of Washington in the 1960s. 

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Discuss the New Season of Grantchester with Other Fans!
Grantchester Season 3
The highly anticipated new season of Grantchester is here! Did you watch the premiere over the weekend? Need to discuss it in every detail? Telly Visions has you covered! Our British TV blog will be recapping every episode, so stop by and discuss all the latest events in Season 3 with other fans! 

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Now Streaming on WETA
My Mother and Other Strangers
In case you missed it on WETA, you can still catch many of your favorite programs streaming online. This week, enjoy these programs among many others: WETA Passport LogoThis program is available exclusively to WETA members on WETA Passport! Click here to learn more or activate now.

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